Heritage

Deepdale Engineering, A 21st century company investing in the future, and the past. We are always looking for a challenge, and what better way to test our skills than the restoration of historic vehicles and machinery.

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If you have a project, as a commercial venture or as an enthusiastic restorer, that you think may benefit from the expertise of Deepdale Engineering get in touch.

Deepdale Relieve The Pressure for 'Salvage Squad'

Channel 4's Salvage Squad team found the chassis looking forlorn and the worst for wear, surrounded by a multitude of old parts. Their mission was to restore the once mighty steam lorry to it's former glory.

Owners Edward and Andrew Goddard's family run business Morris Lubricants of Shrewsbury, had used these vehicles until the Second World War and were keen to see a piece of our transport heritage brought back to life.

The heart of the vehicle is the boiler, when the team's steam specialist Andy Melrose inspected it he had to report bad news - the outer jacket was beyond repair. It would take very special skills to make a new one as no one had even attempted it since the middle of the last century. Was this the end for the Sentinel? or could someone come to the rescue?

The answer was found deep in the heart of the Black Country, Deepdale Engineering in Dudley have gained quite a reputation in the restoration business for their quality and skill, which has seen them work on projects from tall ships to steam locomotives.

Chairman of Deepdale, David Nock, points out "there are plenty of companies out there that can produce a tube from sheet steel, but very few that can produce to within the tolerances required for projects like this". He went onto to say "we enjoy being involved in restoration work, our employees' skills are world renowned and matched only by their enthusiasm".

As promised, the steam boiler jacket cylinder was millimetre perfect, refitted to the Sentinel chassis and the project completed. The Sentinel's boiler was brought up to pressure and she ran like a dream. David commented "there is always a good feeling when you see a piece of history brought back to life, and Deepdale Engineering are proud to be a part of it".

Deepdale Get Ship-Shape for Tenacious

‘Making an impact as she sailed into Jersey this morning on her maiden voyage from Southampton was the Jubilee Trust ship, Tenacious.’ reported the Jersey Evening Post – front page, 4th September 2000.

An impressive sight indeed, a fully rigged £1m tall ship. It is ironic that Deepdale are in a completely landlocked county, but that did not matter to the Jubilee Trust, they knew that it would take a very special piece of craftsmanship to roll the oval sectioned mast and we were only too pleased to oblige.

The Main A-traction

Deepdale have a reputation for steam restoration projects and were only happy to add another to the growing list. We supplied a new boiler and fire box to allow F and L Dockray to get the 'Robin Hood' back to it's original, pristine condition.

Deepdale Engineering Co. Ltd.
Pedmore Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0RD, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1384 480022 | Email: sales@deepdale-eng.co.uk

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